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THE PLAY

Fifty brides flee their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern re-making of one of the western world's oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. And, in this villa on the Italian coast, the fifty grooms catch up with the brides, and mayhem ensues: the grooms arriving by helicopter in their flight suits, women throwing themselves over and over again to the ground, pop songs and romantic dances, and, finally, unable to escape their forced marriages, 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms-and one bride falls in love. About the same odds as today. [9 actors]

THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN

Much of the play is drawn from this 470 BC drama by Aeschylus.

THE
MUSIC

Listen to the collection of music that is infused within the play.

THE
NAMES

The meaning behind the names chosen for each character.

OTHER SOURCE MATERIAL

The play is inspired by a number of texts and other works.

Wedding Day

COUSIN MARRIAGE

Still legal in many countries

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